Partnering with ELP
Student Development & Inclusion works closely with University of Utah's Department of Educational Leadership & Policy, particularly with students in the M.Ed. with an Emphasis in Student Affairs program. Students accepted into this program have the opportunity to apply to serve in graduate assistantships in Student Affairs.
The purpose of University of Utah's department of Student Affairs is to provide accessible services and programs that promote student success, provide enriching experiences, facilitate the acquistition of life skills, foster a commitment to a socially just world and prepare students for a successful career, as an engaged and active community member. The department of Student Affairs includes a wide variety of services available to all students at the University of Utah. There are five departments within Student Affairs: Dean of Students, Finance & Operations, Health & Wellness, Student Development & Inclusion, and Strategic Initiatives.
Assistantships are intended to provide students with the opportunity to gain experience and learn skills essential to becoming a Higher Education/Student Affairs professional while they are completing the M.Ed. program. Graduate assistantships are closely aligned to standards connected to national professional organizations such as NASPA, ACPA, and NACADA, just to name a few. These supervised field experiences allow students to develop increasingly complex expertise over the course of two years. While not all students who apply may be offered a position, the process is open to all eligible admitted students.
2020-2021 Assistantship Sites
Weekly newsletters are sent to graduate assistants (GAs) and their supervisors in order to share important announcements and topical resources that encourage open conversations about growth and development within the supervisory relationship. The newsletters also spotlight GAs and their supervisors each week to build community and offer networking opportunities.
Check out the newsletters linked below.
Synergistic Supervision - September 25, 2020
Growth, Feedback, & Goal Setting - October 2, 2020
Navigating Conflict - October 12, 2020
Finding Balance - October 16, 2020
Managing Election Stress - October 23, 2020
Emotional Intelligence - October 30, 2020
Action Planning - November 13, 2020
Social Justice in Higher Ed - November 20, 2020
The Power of Reflection - December 4, 2020